Well there is many theory's, there was one topic but it turn in to flame basically conditions of bans from sony are unknown so there is no real way to avoid it it's just pure speculation, could be a day or a year no one knows, but there are some logic answers do not use cheats/modded stuff, clear push lists, use enabler typical logical things to do and so on. There are ppl whose consoles never been on line and in firs day they did get a ban and are who are using all the time and have luck
Now don't say like that 3.41 is seriously outdated , you did good thing if you had enabled QA flag you can use debug update option and install 3.55OFW to your HDD and jump between them. But I would not give up CFW for online
I took all the cautions I could, following your instructions. While on 3.55 kmeaw, i enabled qaflags, dumped eid keys. Verifying every single PUP and PKG with an MD5 check. I also dumped the flash on a usb stick using multiman from hex editor (something that i was somewhere i can't remember).
Now that you now that I'm some sort of caution-freak, you may understand why I'm asking all these questions. By the way, to get back on-topic, do you have a guide on how to first time ever connect using SEN enabler?
PSN / SEN Enabler & Disabler v5.3 for 4.53 CEX PS3 CFW Arrives
Following up on his previous release and Sony's PS3 4.53 Firmware release, today PlayStation 3 developer Nathan_r32_69 (aka nathanr3269 or Evilnat_PS3SOS) has updated his PSN / SEN Enabler & Disabler to version 4.53 v5.3 followed by v5.3.1 and v5.3.2 which allows online access for PS3 CFW users with the changes below.
Added restore CFW folders function (L1 while starting SEN Enabler)
Those who have Cobra, PRX Loader, category_game.xml modification or are you using webMAN, choose ACTUAL MODE while pressing R1 button, in other case choose as you want, if you see any bug on Cobra FW, etc... please feel free to report it.
PD: Remember to not use public IDs, you will be banned for sure.
Added support for CFW 4.53 Cobra
Added selection of patcher files (USB/HDD)
Fixed USB detection
Added actual mode function (R1 while starting SEN Enabler)